Museums & Visitors Centers

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

AVD role in the project was divided into two Sections, in the first part we have worked with the museum's curators, interior designers and architects in order to make sure every gallery and every artist will get  full attention and respect. This phase of work included meetings with artists and curators to select the proper screen size , projector type and content delivery method, creating detailed infrastructure drawings for every gallery, supervising the infrastructure installation, issue tenders, select and support the integration contractor during the in the installation phase.

The second part of the job was to support and consult the museum on ways to digitize their analog video collection so that it will be played on the new digital players. The museum has video arts  dating back to the early 70' in formats ranging from VHS true Laserdisc all the way to Digital Beta. All had to be digitized in the correct aspect ratio and bit rate, so they could be played on the new digital players. AVD worked with the curators and with new content creators to verify that it will be played correctly on the digital players.

An innovative solution for ceiling design was presented and designed by AVD. It is a key detail that enables safe and discreet installation for video projectors and exhibition lighting whiles keeping a clean elegant ceiling. This detail was developed by AVD and adopted by the museum architects to be the main technical ceiling detail in almost all galleries an exhibition halls.

Museum of the History of Tel Aviv-Jaffa: The Time Line Software

The Museum of the History of Tel Aviv-Jaffa was opened to visitors in November 2009, following four years of design and restoration.
This beautiful Bauhaus structure had been preserved with its original materials and décor.
The interior spaces were designed to accommodate many multimedia features and AVD was the consulting firm for all of them. The most challenging and interesting feature, however, is the interactive Time Line application. The exhibits in the museum are presented according to periods, with a "time line" in each room depicting the main events. Using the AVD designed Audio-Visual interactive application, visitors can browse through a range of digital artifacts (video, audio, images, texts and more).
The AVD Time Line application also includes additional features that enable visitors to further their research using tag clouds, pre-defined categorization of the data and advanced search capabilities.

Museum of the History of Tel Aviv-Jaffa: Tel-Aviv Song's System

We designed and specified the development of a music management system for The Museum of the History of Tel Aviv-Jaffa. This system lets the public browse and search through a collection of songs written especially about Tel-Aviv. The visitors can both listen to the songs and view the lyrics.

The Herzl Museum, Jerusalem

The Herzl Museum in Jerusalem is a historical visitor center. It tells the story of the man considered to be the mind behind the modern state of Israel. It was opened to the audience in 2005 and it factions at full capacity ever since. the visit at the visitor's experience can described more like reading a good story than like watching a film. Actually, it’s a story about a young actor who must play the role of Theodore Herzl in a new theatrical show. It appears that although everyone knows the name Herzl very few of us know even the elementary stuff about the man and the period he was living in.

The Generations Center at The Western Wall, Jerusalem

The Western Wall Museum is a historical visitor's center.
The first part of the visit is an underground tour among huge symbolic glass elements, while the second part of the visit is an Audio-Visual show, synchronized with lighting and electromechanical effects, including an innovative theatrical smoke distribution system, holographic projections and a personal language translation system – designed by AVD.
The project was completed and commissioned in June 2009.